Post by sunnytaker on Dec 31, 2013 13:22:45 GMT -5
i'd like to see a tweak where instead of "i just lost the belt i get my rematch" they say "ok ex-champ, clearly you're deserving of a rematch, but this guy here has been impressive of late and also deserves a title match. so the two of you fight it out to earn the title shot at <PPV>. after all ex-champ you just lost your title match so why give you another chance to lose to the same guy again without proving you deserve it first?" that way the ex-champ isn;t immediately tossed aside but it also gives a chance of getting someone new into the picture right away.
only time i'd say it's ok to keep things as it is, is during those triple threats where the champ loses but doesn;t get pinned/submitted. so they can legitimately argue that they were never beaten for the title and get a rematch- which would still be something different because now it's 1 on 1 not a triple threat and not a straight rehash of the first match.
Having a title that isn't regularly defended is why a lot of people crap on the midcard titles. Granted there might be extreme circumstances that call for the champion at the time to be involved in larger matches like tags or survivor series styles but they should have that belt defended as often as possible. When someone can be champ for two months and not have a televised win to back it up, that's just sad (and it does happen) and devalues the title.